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Al Majidieh Mosque

  • religious site

Downtown, Beirut district

Al Majidieh Mosque was originally an ancient maritime citadel in Beirut and one of its most important strongholds. It was an extension of Souk Al-Tawile, which overlooked the harbor and was used as a warehouse for timber merchants. In the mid 19th century, it was restored and converted into a mosque, named in honor of Sultan Abdul Majid. During the Lebanese Civil War, the mosque was destroyed has since been restored once again, adding another minaret higher than the original one.